Aromatics International Blog

Yarrow–Strong, yet gentle

Karen Williams on August 06, 2012

The Yarrow plant is strong and gentle at the same time. It has a hard, strong outer stem and a soft substance inside the stem. We love this oil for its’ cooling and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also very useful for muscle spasms, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, and gas.

Practical Hydrosol Applications Part 2

Karen Williams on July 10, 2012

While hydrosols can differ in their chemical properties from essential oils, they also have fantastic therapeutic value. With a milder aroma, hydrosols are potent, chemical combinations that are effective in assisting with various discomforts or conditions.

Practical Hydrosol Applications – Part 1

Karen Williams on February 21, 2012

Hydrosols are the first part of the distillate waters from the steam distillation of plants as stated by Ann Harman. Also known as hydrolates or floral waters, hydrosols have a wide variety of applications. Read on to discover some of the remarkable ways that I have used hydrosols this winter!

Aromatics International Joy in January Winners!

Karen Williams on January 19, 2012

“Joy” in January has been a 3 day event hosted by The Natural Perfumers Guild, an association of perfumers, suppliers and associates dedicated to the use of 100% natural aromatics.